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Ningbo to Shanghai drive

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 Sofitel Shanghai Sheshan Oriental
2 travelers   /   driving   /   1 day


Ningbo to Shanghai road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Ningbo to Shanghai. If you're planning a road trip to Shanghai, you can research locations to stop along the way. Find the best hotels, restaurants, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members.

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10:00 am  start in Ningbo
drive for about 2 hours

12:48 pm  Xitangzhen
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 1:48 pm
drive for about 35 minutes

2:23 pm  stay at Sofitel Shanghai Sheshan Oriental
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:23 pm
drive for about 32 minutes

3:55 pm  arrive in Shanghai

driving ≈ 3 hours

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Where does my trip begin?

Your starting point is Ningbo, China.

You can enter an exact street address if you want to get precise directions, but this is optional.

How many cars do we need?

Since there are only 2 travelers, we assume you're driving 1 car. You can adjust the number of people traveling at the top. We assume a maximum of 4 passengers per car, but you can change the number of cars to fit your situation.

Where should I stop along the way?


Sofitel Shanghai Sheshan Oriental

Where does my trip end?

Your final destination is Shanghai, China.

You can enter the exact street address of your destination, but this is optional.

Where's the best place to eat in Shanghai?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

Trippy members suggest BUND, which was mentioned 6 times.

Here are some more restaurants people talk about:

Din Tai Fung  (4 mentions)
Longevity  (3 mentions)
Fuchun Xiaolongbao  (3 mentions)
Bar Rouge  (3 mentions)

Want to research more popular restaurants in Shanghai? Click the blue button below.

What are some things to do in Shanghai?

This section could be endless, so rather than trying to suggest every local activity or attraction, we'll leave it open-ended.

These are some of the places people talk about on Trippy:

French Concession  (11 mentions)
Tianzifang  (9 mentions)
Nanjing Road  (8 mentions)
Yu Garden  (7 mentions)
The Bund  (6 mentions)

Of course, Trippy is the perfect place to ask questions because there's an entire community of travelers talking to each other and sharing tips and advice. Trippy is where you can get answers personalized for your tastes, budgets, trip dates & more!

For example, here are some questions people have asked about Shanghai. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Casey from Cambridge (Massachusetts) asked:
Most photogenic areas in Shanghai?  (7 answers)

profile  Courtney from Los Angeles asked:
Day trips from Shanghai?  (6 answers)

profile  Veronica from San Francisco asked:
Cool, moderately-priced hotel in Shanghai?  (6 answers)

profile  Melissa from Portland asked:
What are the best temples in Shanghai?  (5 answers)

profile  Keith from Denver asked:
Best place for real xiao long bao  (5 answers)

Click the button below to explore more questions and answers related to Shanghai.

Do I really have to go back home?

Yes, even this step is optional, because if you're on vacation who wants the trip to end? It's okay, you can start planning your next trip!

Want to plan the trip back? Get the reverse directions for a Shanghai to Ningbo drive, or go to the main page to plan a new road trip.

Looking for ideas for more destinations within driving distance of Ningbo? Try searching for places within 2 hours of Ningbo.

You can also compare the travel time if you're flying or driving by calculating the distance from Ningbo to Shanghai. Or get a full Ningbo to Shanghai flight plan.

Don't forget about exploring your own hometown with a staycation. You can also find some cool day trips or get away for a weekend.

And if you know Ningbo well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Ningbo!

At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 120 miles
driving time of 2 hours, 19 minutes
1 Ningbo travel answer
89 Shanghai travel answers


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